Renowned for its clear skies and beach-loving lifestyle, the weather in Vanuatu is warm all year round. It’s characterised by the drier, temperate months of April to November, and the hot, wet, and humid months of December to March.
As the temperature rarely drops below the mid-20s even in the coldest months of the year, Vanuatu is a popular destination in winter and spring for those seeking a sunny island escape.
Crowd numbers can swell as a result, with the Australian school holidays considered peak periods. If possible, the best time to travel to Vanuatu is outside these holiday times.
Summer is the height of the wet season, with monthly rainfall averaging over 300mm in January. Like many tropical zones, summer is also cyclone season, and humidity is high at this time.
Appropriate clothing : Modest summer beachwear.
Don’t forget: A sarong to cover up.
Autumn sees temperatures begin to cool off, dropping by a few degrees to average daily highs of 26 degrees in May. In early autumn the chance of a rain shower is still high but decreases throughout April and May.
Appropriate clothing: Casual attire like shorts and shirts, or a skirt below the knees for women.
Don’t forget: Insect repellent to ward off the mosquitoes.
In winter, the days are generally clear and dry, with pleasant temperatures in the mid-20s. This is arguably the best time to enjoy all the archipelago has to offer as the seas are warm enough for swimming and the days are almost always fine.
Appropriate clothing: Knee-length dresses, or light pants and shirts.
Don’t forget: A light jumper in case the evenings are cool.
Spring continues to offer some of the best weather conditions to enjoy all Vanuatu has to offer. The average daily temperatures reach a pleasant 25 degrees, and the rainfall is at its lowest for the year.
Appropriate clothing: Short sleeves for the day, and a long-sleeved shirt at night.
Don’t forget: A torch if you’re travelling to areas where electricity supply might be limited.